Power Africa Inspires West African Girls to Pursue STEM

Eunice Biritwum, Kira Rosi-Schumacher, Afua Boateng, and Nicole Deprey.
Eunice Biritwum, Kira Rosi-Schumacher, Afua Boateng, and Nicole Deprey.

Inspiration

The discussion included topics such as what inspired the panelists to pursue their current path and who their role models are.

Myths About STEM Careers

The STEM professionals were also asked what they think the biggest myths are about STEM careers.

Advice and Encouragement

When asked what advice they could share with the girls, Afua offered this: “Sometimes it takes a while before you’re able to say ‘these are my interests.’ It takes a lot of self-reflection. It (also) comes from having a strong support system. Always try to learn from people who have come before you. I have a lot of role models in the form of mentors. It takes a village. I am only here because of many women.”

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